Bruce Power’s Environment & Sustainability Fund recently supported the Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores with a $22,750 donation.

Monarch butterflies are in trouble and they need our help. In the fall of 2014, naturalists Melitta Smole, Stew Nutt and Kerry Jarvis formed the group ‘Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores.’ The group is determined to change this situation by planting milkweed and native plants to assist Monarchs and other pollinators. They believe Saugeen Shores can make a difference in the lives of the Monarch butterflies by creating a natural butterfly habitat.

In the spring of 2015, the Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores, with many volunteers, planted over 1,400 plants in a series of pods throughout Saugeen Shores. The largest pods are along the Lake Huron shoreline in the newly created Captain Spence Path in Southampton. Other pods are located at Saugeen First Nation, MacGregor Point Provincial Park, Perkins Park and the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre. All of these pods have been certified and registered as ‘Monarch Way Stations.’

Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores is a wonderful way to be a part of an important conservation effort. If you would like to get involved visit https://butterflygardensofss.ca/get-involved/participate/. Learn more about Bruce Power’s Environment & Sustainability Program.